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Author: Annette Ferguson

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Financial and Lifestyle Freedom for UK Business Owners

Profit First Professional, Chartered Accountant and Small Business Growth Strategist, Annette Ferguson, teaches UK small business owners and entrepreneurs how to achieve both the financial and lifestyle freedom they crave.

Tune in weekly to learn money hacks and business tactics so you can build a dream team, serve your clients better, and ultimately take home more money.

Annette and her guests give no-nonsense finance strategies and profit-increasing tips.

Subscribe today to maximise your profit, find the hidden wealth in your business, and achieve financial and lifestyle freedom through the business that you have!
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I firmly believe that a financially healthy business results in a wealthy business and it’s somewhat easy to determine if your company is doing well based on the financial status of your business. In this episode, I’ll share the SIX key steps to health and wealth in your business. These steps will put you away from the financial stress that can take a huge toll on your mental and physical health, and your overall quality of life. It’s easy to remember since it’s based on the word WEALTH and this will be incredibly helpful for you to achieve the life that you want for yourself, your family, and your business. Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Healthy business results in a wealthy business.- The SIX key steps to health and wealth in your business. Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annetteandco_Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA
KPIs are incredibly important and shouldn’t be understated. You should be aware that it’s just more than just a number. Measuring your KPIs will definitely help you understand the performance of your business and it will also be your indicator of whether you need to change or retain the processes you have in your business. It will help you make critical adjustments in your implementation to achieve your strategic goals.In this episode, I’ll share the meaning of KPI and the different areas that you need to measure in your business in order to achieve the life that you wanted to be for yourself, your family, and especially in your business. Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - What KPI is. - The very first thing that you need to be measuring in your business- How bank balance helps you understand how your business is performing financially.- Measuring the length of stay of your customers and clients in your business.- The numbers are just the data.- The average client's monthly or annual spend.- The conversion rate.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter: @annette_fergsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA
Your attitude dictates your day as well as it defines and delimits your level of success. Your attitude determines what those obstacles mean and therefore how well you deal with them. In this episode, I’ll share a quick story of how I’ve come up to this episode, and my thoughts about having a positive mindset and attitude will definitely have wonderful results, especially in your business. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - A short story about why your attitude dictates your day. - The good things that will happen if we start off with a positive mindset.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergsYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA
Being in a service-based business, we all have different ways and methods when it  comes to pricing our customers and clients. Whatever ways or methods it may be, all we want is to gain PROFIT that will make our business sustainable.In this episode, I’ll share the worst pricing ideas I’ve ever heard that I want you to avoid.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The worst pricing idea that I’ve ever heard.- By offering your services for free will expedite the collapse of your own business.- Discounting, mates rates, and “can you do any better?”--terrible strategies to employ! - The reasons why slashing and burning prices is never going to be a good strategy.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergsYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA
Applying accountability to your business can really be difficult. Especially when you’re the only one running your business or you have too many employees that are not being monitored. In this episode, I’ll share my insights on why “Accountability” is incredibly important for your business.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The power of “Accountability”.- The reasons why it’s hard in the business industry to fully exercise accountability.- The reasons why accountability in your business is incredibly important.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
I’ve got a lot of questions and inquiries from many business owners asking whether they should get a bookkeeper or an accountant. I’ve got you all covered! In this episode, I’ll share the real definition of bookkeepers and accountants, what they do and don’t do, their scopes, and what they should look like.I will also share some very important tips that you need to consider before getting a bookkeeper or an accountant for your business. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The real definition of bookkeeping.- Things you need to check before hiring a bookkeeper and an accountant.- What bookkeepers normally do.- The reasons why an accountant is more qualified than a bookkeeper.- The advantages of getting a one-stop-shop as a business owner.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
In this episode, I’ll share some information on how a great accountant can help you enjoy your life and your business better. Please keep in mind that a great accountant equals a better life and a better business. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… How can an accountant help you enjoy your life better? Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
In this episode, I’ll share the THREE most effective tips on how to have a great working relationship with any service provider that you might use for your business.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… How to have a great working relationship with any service provider that you might use for your business?Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
In this episode, I’ll share some very important tips that I personally use and consider before outsourcing. I will also share the seminar that I’ll be running about Profit First which will assist you in determining whether you can afford it or not. This will definitely be helpful as it will run through different methods and strategies for your business. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The first thing that you should consider before outsourcing.- Profit First--mapping out what your finances look like in your business at the moment.Resources:Profit First PDF Version: https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/pf-first-for-uk/Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Most businesses have online tools that they are using for automation of their business. These online tools have been a very big part of our business especially in this pandemic where every business owner is forced to become online.Join me as I share the top THREE online tools that I’m using for my business and how I use them.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - My favorite online tools that I use to run my business.Resources:Profit First PDF Version: https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/pf-first-for-uk/Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
The Debt Snowball Method is a highly effective debt-reduction strategy where you pay off debt in order of smallest to largest. This may sound simple, however, applying this method will take a lot of reviews and sacrifices when it comes to your finances. In this episode, I’ll share the most powerful book that can greatly help you in becoming a debt-free business owner and how to apply the Debt Snowball Method. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Profit First--a powerful method to get rid of your Debt. - The Debt Snowball Method.- The things that you can do if you’re only barely servicing the debt. Resources:Profit First PDF Version: https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/pf-first-for-uk/Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Paying yourself as a business owner will definitely feel good! It’s like an added work incentive and a fuel that will be used to drive your passion and determination when running your business.In this episode, I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to pay yourself as a business owner. I’ll add some important and helpful methods and tools that I’m using to compute my own pay. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - You should pay yourself as a business owner.- The negative results of not paying yourself as a business owner.- Methods and formulas on how to pay yourself.- The Cash Management aspect of paying yourself.- The Profit First by Mike Michalowicz.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Meditation has been over-hyped over the years and has been said to work wonders to our mental health. But what if a known motivational speaker tells you to stop meditating? Will you stop? The thing is, meditation has been misused over time and people who have been meditating for hours in a day, still don't get the results they want. We are going to talk about meditation, manifesting, the unconscious mind and more, with our guest in today’s episode of Uncover Wealth Radio. Our guest, money game-changer, Daniel Mangena is a motivational speaker and an author. One of his best-selling books is “Money Game: A Wealth Manifestation Guide. Level Up Your Mindset Step-By-Step & Create An Abundant Life”.  Daniel helps people overcome adversity and live a purpose-driven life. Listen, learn and enjoy!Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show…What really is the meaning of stop meditating?How do we figure out what works for us? What are the signs that something is working for us?What is the difference between manifesting what we desire and taking action to achieve our results? How do you create a change in yourself?How do we get to the place that our unconscious mind believes we want to be?What is the money game?Resources: Order The Profit Plan E-book Book a callProfit First ChecklistPF for UK bizConnect with Daniel Mangena:WebsiteInstagram: @dreamerceoTwitter:@dreamerCEOBooks:Stepping Beyond IntentionMoney Game: A Wealth Manifestation Guide. Level Up Your Mindset Step-By-Step & Create An Abundant LifeConnect with Annette Ferguson:WebsitePodcastInstagramFacebook PageYoutube
Self-Care

Self-Care

2021-06-0906:55

Self-care is incredibly important especially as a business owner. We’re the type of people that are always busy because we always think about a lot of things to ensure that our business will grow and survive, especially in this pandemic. In this episode, I’ll share the one mistake that I made when trying to reinforce self-care and the things that I did to correct it. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Self-care --what that means when you're a business owner.- The importance of self-care.- The reason why we should remove the “self-care” in our to-do-list.- How we should reinforce self-care.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Getting your business automated, especially the money side of it, is definitely important. Not just it will improve the operational efficiency but it will also definitely increase the credibility of your business as it will make the processes way way faster. Your customers and clients will definitely love this kind of feature in your business! In this episode, I’ll share the things that I do and I’m working on in my business to get things automated as well as the tools and software that I use and I find useful. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Benefits of automating the money tasks in your business.- The failed payment and car abandoned sequences.- Business money tasks--getting your business automated.- The importance of mapping things out in your business. - You should know your data to automate money.- The tool that I find really useful for automating your money tasks. Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Decision-making can be described as the process of reducing uncertainty about solution options. Now, making decisions can be really difficult when you are in an unstable condition, not just in yourself as well as in your business. In this episode, I’ll share the very important tips that I personally do and also work for me whenever I make decisions for myself and my business.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The timings of doing things in our business and the headspace that we're in.- When we shouldn't make any decisions.- The things you should do before making decisions when you and your business are constantly unstable. - The very important tips to do to move out of those negative headspace.- Negative effects of making decisions for your business when in a state of panic.- When in a state of panic, assessing your Profit Plan is the key. Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Tracking your conversion rates can be tricky yet very important specially when you’re looking into increasing your profit or sales revenue. Depending on what sector you're in, the most important thing is you know how to calculate and keep track of the trend. In this episode, I’ll share some very effective methods that you can use to track your conversation rates that I personally do with my business.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - I want to talk about conversion rates from some of the stuff that I have been working on in the backend of my business.- How you should do the calculation of your conversion rates.- Very important tips to increase our conversion rates.- The questions and factors you should consider depending on what sector you’re in. - The reasons why you should track your conversion rates.- Different methods to increase your conversion rates. Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Ego-based strategy is normally defined as the businessman’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. It’s true that esteem and confidence play a major role in every business owner’s success while reality-based strategy is a strategy that is based on numbers, data, and every information in your business. We all know that both have their pros and cons, and in this episode, I’ll share with you my thoughts about these two and we will compare them based on what I personally experienced. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Ego-based strategy versus Reality-based strategy.- An example of Ego based strategy.- Strategy-based checklist.- How to make reality-based strategy a reality.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Uncover Wealth Radio podcast: https://annetteandco.co.uk/podcasts/Facebook Group - Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Being overwhelmed is the last thing we would want to feel when managing our business because things will not go according to your desire and things will go sideways as you will lose your focus.We have a lot of ways to deal with it and in this episode, I’ll share some very effective tips that I’m personally doing when battling overwhelm. Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - How I deal with overwhelm.- The step to overcoming overwhelm: Writing everything in a diary and delegation. - The step to overcoming overwhelm: Push yourself.Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Simplification

Simplification

2021-05-2406:24

Does your business have too many unnecessary processes and systems? Do you feel that you and your team are getting overwork needlessly? What you need to do is to SIMPLIFY things! Simplifying things in your business will result in a healthier and much more efficient approach to growth. In this episode, I’ll share the great power of simplicity which can be achieved by staying focused on specific goals and cutting out the unnecessary processes that are diverting attention away from those goals.Enjoy listening!   Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - As business owners, we have a tendency to overcomplicate our business--learn to simplify it!- The great results of simplifying things in your business. - The power of Simplification. Connect with Annette Ferguson:Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/Join our free community at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theuncoverwealthcommunityTwitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
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